Mark 5 & 6
The secret to answered prayer revealed :
and much people followed him, (Jesus), and thronged him. And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,
And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
For twelve years, this woman had tried everything available, seeking relief, many Doctors, probably a few quacks, home remedies, nothing helped.
She heard of Jesus, she didn’t cry out Jesus touch me. She fought her way through the crowd and touched His garment.
We cryout, Jesus heal me, touch me, mend me and wonder why we see meager results. If we would touch Him, I believe we could unleash His power in our lives.
For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole. And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
Notice straightway she was healed. Jesus didn’t run a hospital, a place to recover, Jesus healed straightway.
And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.
But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth. And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
This is the most popular story of The Hem of His Garment but not the only one. In Mark 6 we find another :
And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret, and drew to the shore. And when they were come out of the ship, straightway they knew him,
And ran through that whole region round about, and began to carry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard he was.
And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.
It is a simple message here; quit asking for a touch from God and get in your prayer closet and find the way to the Holy of Holies and touch Him.
When I have sought Him with prayer and fasting, with no agenda, He has always blessed. “The Lord said, Seek ye my face. Your face oh Lord will I seek.”
Lord, please help us to seek only You, may You always be touchable to us.
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